Phase 1 of ALA Sabal Bidhayak programme ends
GUWAHATI, Oct 4: The first phase of the intensive orientation programme for members of the Assam Assembly, tiled Sabal Bidhayak, ended on Tuesday with political leaders, diplomats, academics and jourlists deliberating on the role of the legislators in bringing about change and development in the State.
The programme, which will have a total of nineteen interactive lecture sessions, has been organized at the initiative of the Assam Legislative Assembly. The Sabal Bidhayak series has been designed by the Guwahati-based think-tank ‘Centre for Development and Peace Studies’ which is also coorditing the programme. Around thirty speakers from within and outside Assam will be participating in the interactive sessions spread over three months.
Iugurating the programme on October 2, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal said that people of every constituency want their MLA to be strong and efficient. An MLA’s conduct inside and outside the Assembly, their constitutiol and social behaviour have to be such that people can feel proud of their representative. He said that today’s citizens are watchdogs of their representatives and therefore the MLA must be responsible for his or her duties and responsibilities.